How are you cutting your bagels? With a boring straight down the middle cut, or into a delicious linked breakfast chain, using the Mobius strip method?
The Elastic Perspective by NEXT Architects offers a handsome hillside perch for a view of nearby Rotterdam, Holland. The steel structure is also a kind of "impossible staircase"—a Möbius strip-like illusion that tricks visitors into thinking the stairs aren't actually there. [NEXT Architects]
Everyone knows about The Mobius Strip, the loop of paper with a twist in the middle that has only one surface. Now imagine taking a disk and gluing its edge to the edge of the Mobius strip. This will give you a Boy Surface, and one of the weirdest planets conceivable.
Möbius strips are special loops that only have one continuous side. Now we've built the smallest Möbius strips ever - out of DNA. Here you can see the nanometer-sized DNA loops, folded like origami.
Here's a little breakfast trick that'll blow your foggy post-Friday-night mind. If you cut a bagel just right, you can spread your cream cheese across the smooth curves of a Mobius strip.
BIG Architects recently unveiled their unusual design for a new library to be built in Astana, Kazakhstan: a twisting infinite loop designed to maximize natural lighting for the library and shading for the interior corridor.